PBI-UK supports Paso del Norte meeting with British parliamentary group on human rights

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On October 3, Peace Brigades International-United Kingdom posted, “Maricela Vazquez, lawyer at the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre, is currently in the UK as part of a Europe-wide speaking and advocacy tour.”

That Facebook post adds, “Yesterday, she met with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on human rights, where concerns about the human rights situation in Mexico were shared with parliamentarians.”

The PBI-UK website further notes, “37,000 people are missing or disappeared across Mexico. Some of these 37,000 may be alive, and some make up the 26,000 bodies that lie unidentified in morgues across the country.”

It then highlights, “There is an urgent need to demonstrate political will at all levels of the Mexican State to search for disappeared people, identify remains and return them respectfully to their families so they can have a dignified burial and so their families can begin to process their grief.”

An 11-minute PBI produced video titled “The Search” can be seen here.

The speaking and advocacy tour has also included events in Geneva (September 17), Bern (September 19) and Brussels (September 24).

PBI-Mexico has accompanied the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre since 2013.

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